Together with your guide you leave base camp on horseback to search for the wanted species. In most cases these outings last for several days and during the hunt you overnight either in tents or mountain caves. Therefore a really good sleeping bag is a very important part of your equipment! You hunt up to an altitude of 4,500 meters above sea level, which of course in itself is a physical challenge. When a promising trophy has been spotted you begin an often long and strenuous stalk on foot. You must be prepared to shoot at distances of several hundred meters in difficult terrain – nobody said that it was easy. In return the efforts of the hunter will often be rewarded with trophies of more than 1 meter – in rare cases up to impressive 130 cm. The average of the Marco Polo is between 48” and 55”. And the nature and the scenery that forever will be imprinted in your memory cannot be described with words – it simply has to be seen and felt on your own body.
As a hunting guest to Kyrgystan it is important to be in a good physical condition, and therefore spend time and energy on physical training before the trip. You will be hunting at high altitudes, must expect long days with strenuous stalking in difficult terrain and often at low temperatures, so the more fit you are the better are the chances of success. Irrespective of hunting area and specie the hunt only takes place on horseback and on foot. As for clothing you must bring warm, water- and wind proof clothes, and it is also a good idea to have several layers so that you can regulate your clothing depending on the various hardships. You must also be prepared for long shots, 200 – 350 meters is not unusual, so therefore we also recommend that you before the hunt spend time training with your rifle, and recommend rifles with a flat trajectory, such as 300 Win Mag. When booking the hunt we will of course send you a detailed equipment list.
The Hunting Experience
This programme is particularly for the adventurous hunters who are seeking the challenge and who would like to be rewarded with a genuine hunt in a wild and untouched terrain and with a good chance of getting a great trophy.
If this is what you are looking for you have come to the right place. You will be able to enjoy the grand and impressive panorama of Tien-Shan during the entire trip. This hunt is not just a ride in a unique nature – it is also a tough hunt, which can be hard on soul and body. The hunting areas have a large population of ibex and as hunting is limited you also have a good chance of bagging a nice mature ibex. On arrival in the main camp, you relax for the rest of the day, zero your rifle etc. The next day you ride into the mountains together with your guide. Once you have spotted a promising ibex the hunt continues on foot.
In the sub-alpine climate zone of the Kyrgyzstan mountains lives one of the finest populations of ibex in the world. The quality of the trophies found here are generally also good, with an average size of about a meter, but trophies even larger than this are naturally taken from time to time. It is also possible to combine an ibex hunt here with hunting for wolf. Our hunting districts lie in the eastern part of the country. As mentioned this hunt takes is carried out exclusively from horseback, until you spot a promising trophy, after which the hunt will continue on foot. The hunting camp lies at an altitude of around 3.000m a.s.l. and you will hunt in terrain between 4.000 and 4.500 a.s.l. The hunting season is from 15th August to 15th December and from 15th February to 31st March